Types of Sentences : Simple, Complex, Compound and CC Sentence Structure
This lesson focuses on helping middle school students identify the different types of sentence. Students will notice that each structure signals differing relationships among ideas, as based on the Common Core Standard 7.1.b .

This is a challenging topic. I have worked on this product to bring some fun to the lesson.

I have included:
# a PowerPoint,
# a lesson plan (with activating strategy, vocabulary, exit ticket, etc.),
# a graphic organizer
# worksheets
# FIVE activities,
# a quick quiz,
# a vocabulary list
# answer keys and
# a Your Turn exit ticket

The lesson plan is detailed so that it is easy for the teacher to teach each structure with an activity (or two) without getting overwhelmed!

The 66-slide PowerPoint is filled with information and is easy for students to follow- especially as they fill in their graphic organizer. There are visuals included. Plus, there is a silent activity where students guess by using sign language letter to show their choice! Fun!

I have also included the worksheets in PDF in case that works best for you!

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1.b Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

Thank you!
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Created: Mar 16, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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